Remember "meat martinis"? An appetizer of steak tartare served in a cocktail glass.
I think there were lots of other unusual snacks served in martini glasses, back in the '90s. But now... so uncool.
I even read a snark recently about the dumb old tradition on a blog somewhere. Can't remember, but boy, am I embarrassed. You know, because... Well, look at the picture.
Anyway, it was a pseudo-ceviche of smoked salmon, tossed with diced watermelon, seasoned with lime, shallot, cilantro and (homegrown!) chile powder. Really tasty, even if it evoked a tired old something or other.
Why does food go out of style?